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Israeli defense minister threatens Iran with military action

PBS NewsHour

Israel's defense minister warned Thursday that his country is prepared to strike Iran, issuing the threat against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran. The comments by Benny Gantz come as Israel lobbies countries for action at the United Nations over last week's attack on the oil tanker Mercer Street that killed two people. The tanker, struck off Oman in the Arabian Sea, is managed by a firm owned by an Israeli billionaire. The U.S. and the United Kingdom also blamed Iran for the attack, but no country has offered evidence or intelligence to support the claim. Iran, which along with its regional militia allies has launched similar drone attacks, has denied being involved.


Amid harassment lawsuit, Coca Cola, State Farm pull back from Blizzard's Overwatch League

Washington Post - Technology News

On "Plat Chat," a talk show that covers the Overwatch League, pink coffee mugs sporting "presented by T-Mobile" also disappeared. The podcast has a rotating cast of commentators, some of whom work full-time for the Overwatch League, though one host told The Post the podcast is completely separate from Activision Blizzard. The host declined to answer questions earlier this week because they said the show is still in active talks with T-Mobile.


Apple announces new iPhone features to detect child sex abuse

Engadget

Following a report on work the company was doing to create a tool that scans iPhones for child abuse images, Apple has published a post that provides more details on its efforts related to child safety. With the release of iOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS Monterey later this year, the company says it will introduce a variety of child safety features across Messages, Photos and Siri. To start, the Messages app will include new notifications that will warn children, as well as their parents, when they either send or receive sexually explicit photos. When someone sends a child an inappropriate image, the app will blur it and display several warnings. "It's not your fault, but sensitive photos and videos can be used to hurt you," says one of the notifications, per a screenshot Apple shared.


Machine learning and algorithmic fairness in public and population health - Nature Machine Intelligence

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Until now, much of the work on machine learning and health has focused on processes inside the hospital or clinic. However, this represents only a narrow set of tasks and challenges related to health; there is greater potential for impact by leveraging machine learning in health tasks more broadly. In this Perspective we aim to highlight potential opportunities and challenges for machine learning within a holistic view of health and its influences. To do so, we build on research in population and public health that focuses on the mechanisms between different cultural, social and environmental factors and their effect on the health of individuals and communities. We present a brief introduction to research in these fields, data sources and types of tasks, and use these to identify settings where machine learning is relevant and can contribute to new knowledge. Given the key foci of health equity and disparities within public and population health, we juxtapose these topics with the machine learning subfield of algorithmic fairness to highlight specific opportunities where machine learning, public and population health may synergize to achieve health equity. Algorithmic solutions to improve treatment are starting to transform health care. Mhasawade and colleagues discuss in this Perspective how machine learning applications in population and public health can extend beyond clinical practice. While working with general health data comes with its own challenges, most notably ensuring algorithmic fairness in the face of existing health disparities, the area provides new kinds of data and questions for the machine learning community.


What is physical security? How to keep your facilities and devices safe from on-site attackers

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Physical security is the protection of people, property, and physical assets from actions and events that could cause damage or loss. Though often overlooked in favor of cybersecurity, physical security is equally important. And, indeed, it has grown into a $30 billion industry. All the firewalls in the world can't help you if an attacker removes your storage media from the storage room. The growing sophistication of physical security through technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) means IT and physical security are becoming more closely connected, and as a result security teams need to be working together to secure both the physical and digital assets.


The Growing Need for Skills in Artificial Intelligence

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We are seeing Artificial Intelligence (AI) used in all areas of life and work. Because of the continued growth in and demand for skills in AI, we need to provide opportunities for all students to learn about and understand how AI works. Dave Touretzky, the founder of AI4K12 had stated: "It's important that children be given accurate information about AI so they can understand the technology that is reshaping our lives." Artificial intelligence is increasing in all areas of our world and a recent Forbes article shared five industries that are seeing increased benefits from artificial intelligence. There is a prediction that there will be 33 million self-driving cars on the road by 2040.


Conversion Intelligence--The New Era of Marketing

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In a world where it seems like the next big thing is just'round the corner every day, there's comfort in holding on to the old way of doing things. It's part of the human condition, and history is littered with examples of people who weren't able to recognize--or capitalize on--trends and events as they happened. Lightbulbs, bicycles, and laptops are but a few of these once-misunderstood tech inventions. Just a few years ago it was even considered ludicrous for the internet to be used for ecommerce. This is also where we believe digital marketing finds itself today--on the cusp of something new that's about to overhaul traditional processes, manual data-crunching, and tedious testing by partnering up with artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Will Artificial Intelligence Be The End Of Web Design & Development

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Will Artificial Intelligence see the end of traditional website design and development as we know it? Does the rise of Machine Learning mean legions of digital experts across the globe will be out of work, their jobs made redundant from AI, their skills rendered obsolete? Whilst there has been plenty of hype in recent years around the impact AI will have to the website design and development community, the reality is that Artificial (Design) Intelligence technology is still very-much in its infancy …and there's a long way to go before we see web designers and developers being replaced by robots. AI-powered platforms and tools are actually making digital creatives and engineers more productive and more effective, allowing them to produce higher-quality, digital experiences at a lower-cost. The concept behind using Artificial Intelligence to create websites is quite simple: AI-powered code-completion tools are used to "make" a website on its own and then machine learning is leveraged to optimize the user interface – entirely through adaptive intelligence, with minimal human intervention.


Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in NASA

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning have had a profound influence on a wide range of areas and businesses, where they have paved the way for the automation and optimization of operations as well as the development of new business opportunities. However, due to quick advances, these technological innovations are being used in research and development outside of our atmosphere and into space. Now, let's take a quick look at how NASA uses AI and Machine Learning for various space projects and earth science. NASA is constantly progressing in AI applications for space research, such as automating image analysis for the galaxy, planet, and star classification, developing autonomous space probes that can avoid space junk without human involvement, by using AI-based radio technology to make communication networks more effective and disturbance-free. However, the creation of autonomous landers (robots) that wander the surface of other planets is one of NASA's most critical AI applications.


9 Best Computer Vision Online Courses

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This course gives you an overview of Computer Vision, Machine Learning with AWS. In this course, you will learn how to build and train a computer vision model using the Apache MXNet and GluonCV toolkit. This course tells you about AWS services and frameworks including Amazon Rekognition, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon SageMaker GroundTruth, and Amazon SageMaker Neo, AWS Deep Learning AMIs via Amazon EC2, AWS Deep Learning Containers, and Apache MXNet on AWS. In the final project, you have to select the appropriate pre-trained GluonCV model, apply that model to your dataset, and visualize the output of your GluonCV model. Now, let's see the syllabus of the course-